BEATS & PEACES ft. Glen Nicholls aka Future Funk Squad – 007


In this episode of Beast & Peaces, Janette Slack catches up with studio producer, chronic remixer, composer, sound designer and the sole man behind Future Funk Squad, Glen Nicholls. He has upwards of 65 remixes to his name for artists such as The Prodigy, Massive Attack, New Order, UNKLE, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Hybrid, Device and Sia, and has released four high-quality albums to date ‘Audio Damage’ (2006), ‘Disorders of Skill’ (2009) ‘Darker Days’ (2014) and ‘Unified Forms’ (2021).

The latest album offering is more than a follow up to the award winning ‘Darker Days’ and has epic cinematic undertones with a few crowd pleasers thrown in. The project is the result of an trans-Atlantic lockdown collaboration with Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method fame after the pair first worked together co-producing ‘The Trip Home’ album in 2017. Their track “Lockdown”, was in many DJ’s “essential bangers of 2020” towards the end of 2020. 

Just one sign of the huge respect Glen garners in the global music industry is the story of when he made a personal unofficial remix of Spitfire by The Prodigy for his own DJ sets; instead of asking him to remove the remix the label asked him to make it official and after he did that he was introduced to the band’s leader Liam Howlett who later said the remix was one of his top three favourite The Prodigy remixes.

Glen has also got the nod from Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails to remix “Closer”, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that. 

Hear these and other remarkable stories as well as a Beats & Peaces worldwide exclusive new track called ‘Living to Die’ by The Crypto Thieves (Future Funk Squad, Omega Sparks & Stu Brutal).

He is currently working on a couple of big film scores on top of more remixes and collaborations with the heavy weights, we’ll have to get him back on the show to hear more. 

今集Janette 邀請到 Glen Nicholls 又名 Future Funk Squad 做嘉賓。Glen Nicholls同神檯級音樂單位例如The Prodigy、Massive Attack 同 Nine Inch Nails等都合作過,非常駕勢。今次作客《Beats & Peaces》會介紹自己嚟緊嘅計畫同埋獨家全球率先播放佢最新嘅單曲《Living to Die》。

Playlist

ArtistTracks
1. FFS & MojoSorcery
2. Future Funk SquadUnified Forms
3. Bassboosa (FFS Remix)Succumb
4. FFS & Ben Keenan (Paul Woolford Remix)Towards The Sun
5. Erasure (Future Funk Squad RemixAm I Right
6. The Prodigy (Future Funk Squad “Dogfight” Mix)Spitfire
7. The Crystal MethodBusy Child
8. Future Funk Squad & The Crystal Method (Plump DJs Remix)Lockdown
9. Future Funk Squad & Guauthe Way
10. JanetteSlack & DogmatixShake’n’Play
11. Erasure (FFS Remix)Drama!
13. Punt Guns (FFS Remix)B1G Bang
14. Omega Sparx, FFS & Stu BrootalLiving To Die
15. Nine Inch Nails (FFS Remix)Disappointed
16. Armand Van Helden feat Team Facelift (Dogmatix Remix)Shake That Ass
17. Nu BoyToo Little Faith
18.Future Funk Squad & UnrthdInextinct
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Janette Slack

One of Hong Kong’s best-known and most-respected DJ/producers, Janette Slack has a well-earned reputation for igniting dancefloors around the world with her infectious mix of bass, funk, house, electro and everything in between. Born in Hong Kong, Slack moved to London aged 17 and made her name rocking the decks at clubs like Ministry of Sound, Fabric, The Cross, Cargo and The Egg during a 15-year stint that also included a sensational seven-year residency at the legendary Torture Garden. Since returning to Asia in 2014, the irrepressible Slack has been a flamboyant fixture at the region’s hottest clubs, festivals and private parties, with memorable sets at Clockenflap, Secret Island party and Macau’s Ultra Festival among her long list of credits.

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